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Advice on using these specs for an Emby Server

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hootie318

Would these specs perform as a good Emby server. I can install Server 2016 and double the RAM.

 

CPU
Intel Core i3 4160 @ 3.60GHz 37 °C
Haswell 22nm Technology
 
RAM
8.00GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 798MHz (9-9-9-24)
 
Motherboard
Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. B85M-DS3H-A (SOCKET 0) 34 °C
 
Graphics
NS-24E730A12 (1920x1080@59Hz)
Intel HD Graphics 4400 (Gigabyte)

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BAlGaInTl

It really depends on your files, clients, and use case.  That will be fine for local use with minimal transcoding.

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hootie318

Thanks for the reply. 

 

I am running MKV, MP4 files for streaming to Kodi on Raspberry Pi 4. Movies, TV Shows. No 4k yet but I would like to run some in the future.

 

Would this still meet the requirements? Could you give me advice on where I should upgrade? I would certainly appreciate it. I do not know if I need to load any codecs or windows media packges. I am trying to do this on my own and what I can find by Google.

 

Thank you again.

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BAlGaInTl

How many people will be connected to it and using it at the same time?  If it isn't a lot, you should be fine.

 

It looks like that processor supports Quick Sync, so you should be able to offload encoding/decoding to the onboard graphics.

 

With a weaker processor, the best thin you can do is actually make sure that your clients support direct streaming of your files.  

 

Every situation is different though.

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hootie318

I am using Raspberry Pi4 with LibreElec Kodi. I believe I am using the direct streaming in the emby settings. I usually have only 2, 3 at the most, at one time.

 

So from what I gather the best thing to upgrade in a Server would be the processor?

 

Thank you

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Sammy

Better not need to transcode much with that. 

 

That said, I run a 5y.o. NUC for my Emby Beta Test Server. I'm the only client but it does just fine with iGPU intel HD 4600 Graphics.

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BAlGaInTl

I wouldn't "buy" that processor to build a server.

 

But if you already have it in a system, it doesn't hurt to try it out.

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lightsout

The Intel igpu is actually surprising solid using quicksync transcoding. Like said if you have it already test it out.

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